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Bastet (mythology): Quiz


Question 1: As the fierce lion god Maahes of Nubia became part of Egyptian mythology during the time of the ________, Bastet became identified as his mother in the Lower Kingdom.
Ancient EgyptPtolemaic KingdomNew KingdomAchaemenid Empire

Question 2: Eventually, her position as patron and protector of Lower Egypt led to her being identified with the more substantial goddess Mut, whose cult had risen to power with that of ________, and eventually being syncretized with her as Mut-Wadjet-Bast.
Egyptian pantheonAmunOsirisAncient Egyptian religion

Question 3: In Egyptian mythology, Bast (also spelled Ubasti, Baset[1], and later Bastet) is an ancient solar and war ________, worshipped at least since the Second Dynasty.
PolytheismFeminist theologyMonotheismGoddess

Question 4: The association of Bastet as mother of Anubis, was broken years later when Anubis became ________' son.
Ancient Egyptian religionSet (mythology)NephthysApep

Question 5: ________ were revered highly, partly due to their ability to combat vermin such as mice, rats - which threatened key food supplies - and snakes, especially cobras.
RabiesDirofilaria immitisFeral catCats in ancient Egypt

Question 6: Bast gradually became regarded as the goddess of ________, earning the title perfumed protector.
Fragrance extractionEssential oilPerfumeIncense

Question 7: As protector, she was seen as defender of the pharaoh, and consequently of the later chief male deity, ________, who was also a solar deity, gaining her the titles Lady of Flame and Eye of Ra.
MutRaThothEgyptian pantheon

Question 8: Bastet was held to be the daughter of ________.
Ancient Egyptian religionAmunOsirisEgyptian pantheon

Question 9: The goddess Bast was sometimes depicted holding a ceremonial sistrum in one hand and an ________ in the other – the aegis usually resembling a collar or gorget embellished with a lioness head.
AthenaAegisApolloGreek mythology

Question 10: He equated Bastet with the Greek Goddess ________.
HeraArtemisGreek mythologyApollo


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